Mother, Son, Giraffe, Kilimanjaro Safaris, Animal Kingdom, Savannah
  • On Feb 6, 2010
    Sonia from SC Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

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    Allison, What is D23? I am also paralegal just starting out this year.

    Hi Sonia,

    D23 is the Official Community for Disney Fans. The name is in honor of the year 1923 , when Walt left Kansas City & headed to Hollywood. There he founded what would become the Disney Studios. For those whose love of Disney goes beyond the theme parks (me!), it is super exciting! The quarterly magazine is amazing! The pictures are beautiful & the articles are filled with Disney history & history in the making.

    D23 holds special events during the year that only D23 members are invited to attend. Last fall they held the 1st ever D23 Expo in Anaheim. There were a lot of artifacts from the Disney archives on display, including the storybook from Sleeping Beauty.. There were lots of talks from Imagineers & surprise celebrity appearances. I would have loved to have seen Johnny Depp appear to announce Pirates of the Caribbean 4. Disney Mom Marc was there so see it all - so jealous of him. It was at the D23 Expo where they first announced the Fantasyland expansion at WDW.

    D23 newsletters sent via email provide great insider info & breaking Disney news. The website is also a great place to read up on Disney history. Click here to visit it. Members can buy exclusive D23 merchandise & take advantage of special offers & discounts. They are offering Gold & Silver
    memberships for 2010.

    Launched March 10, 2009, D23 is celebrating its first anniversary at the Magic Kingdom on 3-5-10 & only D23 members can attend. Tickets sold out in a matter of minutes & alas, I wasn't lucky enough to get my hands on one. The Disneyland D23 anniversary party is being held on 3-10-10. I'm sure both will be filled with lots of pixie dust.

    Good luck on your paralegal career. I've been doing it for many years now but when I retire, I'm heading to Disney World!

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Meet the Panelist: Allison, Georgia

I'm a Disney-fanatic! I made my first trip to Disney World the year it opened and have grown up crazy for all things Disney. As the Mom of a son with Cerebral Palsy, I love providing recommendations for families traveling with a special needs member. Learn More About Allison

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